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A 30-year-old female asked:

What is the best way to gain weight without overdosing on protein that an be toxic to the kidney? 5'5 ft 98 lbs trying to get to 120lbs

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
More calories intake: Protein does not increase weight. Nor does it cause toxicity, unless all you eat is proteins or have kidney disease. Need balanced high calorie diet. Need carbohydrate, fat and protein. A gram of fat gives more than double calories of either protein or carbohydrate. Fast food is an excellent way to gain weight. Need to see you doc to rule out a disease causing weight loss like hyperthyroid!

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